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this also dragging the global economy down. we will hear more about that as well as look at u.s. fiscal policy posted by the council on foreign relations this is an hour. >> good morning. we can get started. >> for those of you that don't know me i am sebastian of the council. a couple housekeeping things. please remember this is on the record, this meeting. [inaudible] if you have a cell phone device [inaudible] [laughter] >> we agree to group for this meeting. [inaudible] in the middle and john was a kind of anchorperson of this meeting serious when it was going a while ago, and he is now at seis and was recently at the international monetary fund. and, so, we obviously have from the size of the audience appreciation of the quality of the panel. we may also have an appreciation of the economy. it runs obviously to next week's meeting of the fed to the questions about the chinese slowdown and all of that. i thought we would start with europe since the sort of the altar on that may be the biggest but in this case i guess the press conference would be in about half an hour. so i wouldn't
trafficking and the movement of weapons across the u.s.-mexico border. this is about an hour. >> to have the president of mexico felipe cow roane -- calderone. this meeting is on the record and it is being communicated by videoconference so we beg you, turn off all of your wireless devices, phones, blackberrys, not to vibrate, but off. it's the maximum time of the conversation with the president. my introduction will be an diplomatically short. if you have the president's resume if your papers that were given to you as you entered the hall. let me simply say that president calderone, the yondah stuff five boies earned a bachelor's degree in the law and economics, and master's degree in public administration at the john kennedy school at harvard university. he became, a supporter of the party for the national action party becoming the president of the youthful organization and in the late 90's he became its president. before the 2006 election as president of mexico he served as a deputy in mexico's federal chamber of deputies and of the secretary of energy. and he will leave office in dec
with the strategic points of this problem. the alliance with u.s. is the most important and strategic asset to israel, and that we have to keep in mind. and i think while saying it, that any decision, if and when it will be taken, should take into consideration this top priority thing of keeping the alliance with the u.s. strong and reliable. reliable takes me to the most interesting problem that i see, that reliability is not the strongest point between the sides right now. each one is expecting the other side, each side suspecting the other side it's not putting all the cards on the table, and doing things behind the back, et cetera, et cetera. and i think that we have to reveal the understanding between the side, to review in order to enable us all to get to the right decision and the right timing. and it's all about timing, because we have two scales. the israeli scale and the american skew. and those two scales are not meeting for the time being unless one watch will stop, and then the other one will reach the same time. but so far as long as both of them are rolling in different speed, there is
junkyard dog. >> now discussion on u.s.-pakistan with the foreign minister. former secretary of state, madeleine albright at the council on foreign relations. this is just over an hour. [inaudible conversations] >> good morning, everybody. thank you very much for being here and i can only assure you that we are going to provide you with a fascinating discussion. i also want to welcome the council of foreign relations members from around the nation in the world who are participating by telecom friends. on a housekeeping note, please completely turn off, not just vibrate to avoid any interference with the sound system. and then also as a reminder, this meeting is on the record. now, with all that out of the way, let me say i really, really pleased i am to introduce this woman, foreign minister. i just have to say when i arrived in new york as our ambassador to the united nations come at that time there were 183 countries in the u.n. it was one of the first times they didn't have to cook lunch myself, so i asked my assistant to invite all the women representatives to lunch. and i thought
u.s. grant i wanted to be about the back of the line so that's why i looked for him. i look at the flag and i think of my farm or my wife and mother they didn't cooperate and do what i wanted them to do and i was frustrated with them for that reason petraeus too were you find a similar thing before the union and confederate soldiers? >> two things. i knew the union and confederate difference is i was less interested the was interested in imposing regional differences east and west and that sort of thing and i found very little of the east west different types looking for. people felt that if they were prissy and had bad manners and the west that wasn't that surprising. so they were not talking about what i wanted them to do wouldn't stop talking about what they're not supposed to talk about and that was slavery and that is what they were not supposed to care about at least it wasn't supposed to enter the center of their world in the way that seemed to so i spent a good long time annoyed with them for not doing what i needed them to do and then i woke up and realized there is
targeted a u.s. bound airliner with explosives made clear that commercial aviation remains a target. terrace, especially aqap continue to seek ways to circumvent existing security measures. their methods and tactics are sometimes ingenious and increasingly sophisticated. a second threat area is cyberas both of you have mentioned. cyberthreats and incidents has increased significantly over the past decade. our nation confronts a dangerous combination of known and unknown vulnerabilities in cyberspace. strong and rapidly adversary capabilities and limited threat and vulnerability analysis. we are committed to working with the congress to make sure the department and our nation has the tools and authorities to effectively confront rusty cyberspace. that includes minimum standards for the critical infrastructure. we remain hopeful that congress can pass strong cybersecurity legislation and i thank you, chairman lieberman and ranking member collins for your leadership in this area. the third area of growing concern is homegrown violent extremism. within the context of u.s.-based back ext
. watch and engage. tonight on c-span two, a house hearing on security at u.s. military bases. a panel at the american imbrices substitute discusses antiu.s. protest in arab countries and later a house armed service committee on the defense department accounting practices. the former directer of the national counter terrorism center michael liter testified at the house hearing on military based security peaked. he talked about new procedures for court terrorism investigations put in to place following the 2009 shootings at fort hood. this homeland security committee hearing is under an hour. [inaudible] [inaudible] the purpose of the hearing is to exam information sharing across relevant intelligence and law enforcement agencies specifically as it pertains to the report issued by the webster commission. which focused on the fort hood attack. it and i mention mr. winter let me alaw you for your great work, and mr. webster on the report. i now recognize myself for an opening statement. before we begin the hearing today we should pay direct to the brave diplomats who serve abroad. unfortu
disappoints. but it won't be up for a long time if it does. >> in the u.s. now we have had five years with zero growth, high rates of unemployment. there is still a balance which is quite remarkable and structurally unsustainable with very little political will to deal with it. here in canada we look at the u.s. with amazement because -- >> who are these people? >> we went through this in the early '90s and took political action to put our fiscal health in order and obviously that is a bigger challenge in the united states were adding a trillion dollars in debt year after year -- though how does it unplayed? >> that could serve as a source of entertainment to the canadian community. >> how do you think the u.s. does play out? >> i think that is a big risk and the frustrating thing in the u.s. is that the core is so strong and so good. you know we have illegal immigration by the way the average -- no growth over five years which includes a downturn but basically it's a big economy in 2% on a big economy as a big number and i think it goes. but it's very -- these problems are self-infli
and the chinese felt that was a great civilization, so the group of use when went to france in 1920, 1930, 1920's, and from that group came the communist youth league. what happened was to get their first of the had to be pretty well-educated and that meant the parents had to have money. so they were not from the worker class or the peasant class. they were from the landlord class and the bruzual class. but when they got there what they found was there were no jobs for them he. the french would survive the war had come back. france was suffering from inflation and depression and there were no jobs and their jobs that were available when to frenchman and they felt their living in very lavish homes and luxurious style of life. yet the workers were very poor, and at best the chinese that were over there could get dirty greasy jobs the french workers didn't want to get. so, when they formed their study groups and tried to think of what is the broader explanation of what is going on it happened several years earlier in the soviet union if 1917 it made a lot of sense. it seemed like the bruzual people
. .. >> david pietrusza, what was it about the 1920s and 1948, 1960 election committee write books about them? >> it all starts one ste a just about presidents and presidential elections, and i looked at that one, and i started calculating the math. i was like, 1964, you had one president involved, lyndon johnson. mostly you would get three. you'd get kennedy and nixon in 1960 and 1968, and you would get reagan, so you might get threw, usually get two. the 1920s, you have six. you have six in contention in one way or another. several people have said, but tr is dead. yes, i know that. but if he is not dead, he is the nominee, and he is the president of the united states. wilson, he is sick. but he sends his secretary of state to the convention to emcee the convention. >> host: he wanted the nomination. >> guest: he wanted the nomination, and harding, coolidge, hoover, fdr is on the ticket as a vice presidential candidate, and so you have this hook and so much else going on with the league of nations and everything other thing. and 1960, we move on to where you have three titanic personalities
by collins, grassley, and myself, s300 to require agencies to adopt better internal controls over the purchase cards. gsa is the agency that negotiates the contracts with the major credit card companies for the charge cards that federal employees use so obviously we hope gsa sees itself as having a special responsibility for being a good steward of charge cards. the deputy was arrested in 2010 and pleaded guilty for embezzling taxpayer money for personal use on items such as luxury hotels, meals, and spa treatments. my question is this. one of the things that was interesting to me that i learned in your responses to the questions that senator collins and i posed in our letters was that there have been very few disciplinary actions that gsa for purchase card abuse in the last five years. only one action in 2007, one in 2008, and none at all for years 2009-20 # -- 20 # 11. maybe that's because there's no purchase card abuse, and on the other hand, when we see some of the other irresponsible behavior you got to wonder, and i, therefore,mented to ask you going -- therefore, wanted to
very serious. >> i was in the library the whole time. federal prosecutor in new york u.s. attorney in washington, chief of staff to the fbi director robert mueller. in 2006 he became the first justice department lawyer to fill a brand-new position position assistant attorney general for national security. event served as the homeland security adviser to president george w. bush and is now in private practice and watching 10. can, please. >> it's dangerous to be on a panel that starts off with a reference to "playboy" magazine but i will see if i can catch my breath and go for. thanks very much and it's good to be here. i've been asked to talk about three cases. one is against a national security case and the two more regular criminal cases. let me start with the national security case and that is called proper versus fantasy generational. it is a standing case relating to a challenge to what is called the fisa amendment act. the fisa amendment act was passed in 2008 and it was an amendment, very substantial mimic of the foreign intelligence surveillance act passed in 1978 and under
, or what years were this? >> guest: this would have been the late 90's through the turn of the millennium. >> host: so we were already pretty well into the prozac era. the descendants, came out on the market. media reporting around them. which, you point out in the book, at the beginning was extremely positive to the point of giblets. in retrospect, do you think that that media coverage was helpful? do you think it gives you a realistic expectation? >> i think at the beginning it actually was helpful. it gave me the confidence to ask for medication. the paradigm of the chemical imbalance between oversimplified so many factors that really go into the new end behavior disorders. i think it did lead me to think that medication would be a quick fix. and it was. it works really well for me for a number of years. and then when it stopped working and was really a shock. i think i was not prepared to think that this was going to be a continuing struggle. >> host: you were able to continue with their pure find better therapy over the years once you have had some success with medication? >> it took
. he did not refer to his country is nuclear program or sanctions by western countries including the u.s.. this is a little more than a half an hour. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: on behalf of the general assembly i have the honor to welcome to the united nations his excellency mahmoud amadinejad president of the economic republic of iran invited to address the assembly. [applause] 's been in the name of god, the compassionate the merciful, may peace and blessings be upon the greatness of -- he has chosen a companion and divine messengers. of the god hasten the emergence of your children. grant him good health and victory and make us his best companions and all those who attain to his reckless. mr. president excellencies and ladies and gentlemen i think the almighty god for having given me the chance to participate in speaking. we have gathered here to ponder and work together for building a better life for the entire human community and for our nation's. comments from iran. the glory and beauty, the land of knowledge, wisdom and morality. the cradle of philosophy and mystic
. the presiding officer: the clerk will read the title of the bill for the first time. the clerk: s. 3607, a bill to approve the keystone x.l. pipeline. mr. merkley: i now ask for a second reading and, in order to place the bill on the calendar under the provisions of rule 14, i object to my own request. the presiding officer: objection having been heard, the measure will be read for a second time on the next legislative day. mr. merkley: madam president, i ask unanimous consent that the appointment at the desk appear separately in the record. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. merkley: i ask unanimous consent that when the senate completes its business today, it adjourn until 12:00 p.m. on friday, september 21, 2012. that following the prayer and pledge, the journal of proceedings be approved to date, the morning hour be deemed expired, and the time for the two leaders be reserved for their use later in the day. that the majority leader be recognized and that the first hour be equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees, with the majority controlling the
is the democrats in the first decades after world war ii, come about again change in the 60s and 70s. seventys and 80s. college and noncollege, today in polling, it is nine or 10. i would argue that obama wins and once it gets done, it produces an environment in which all the numbers we are talking about, "a-team" 40. as you want, you want 80% of nonwhite voters. those voters represent the 20 present as they did last time. the internal composition of the white vote is changing in a way that makes it more accessible for him to get there. to me coming have to look not only at education but gender. it basically creates four quadrants. if you look at 2008, noncollege white man. a noncollege white women, he will drop. the fourth quadrant was the college-educated white women. in all polling, including ours, tcs holding a majority. if obama can hold that 80% among the minorities, with it is what reagan won in 1984. i will end with two quick points. one for each party. it is not a comforting message for democrats as well. the general trends is allowing to win a majority with a smaller number of white
to embrace and move toward. and then move from the current paradigm to the new. for decades, the u.s. health care system has been operate on a business model that assumes that the public sector and private employers are unquestionly underwrite a medical inflation rate throwing off faster than the cpi and the system continue to be finance notwithstanding the relationship between the expenditures and pos health care outs. in june of last year the oregon legislature took the first step to develop new business model for the health care system by pass phlog keys poo eases of legislation. the first the first one acknowledged we're in the area of paradox and set up a process to begin the design and new business model in order to transform or health care system. this business model is build around coordinated care organization which are local delivery entities that are formed around natural communities like a county or a hospital referral area, each cco will be unique and look different in different part the state. all have to come fly to four central information. [inaudible] the second one is a con
of s. 3552 introduced earlier today. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: s. 3552, a bill to reauthorize the federal insecticide, fungicide and ridinicide act. the presiding officer: the senate proceeds to the measure. mr. durbin: i ask the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate and any statements be printed in the record as if read. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. durbin: i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to senate joint resolution 44. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: calendar number 494, senate joint resolution 44, granting the consent of congress to the state and province emergency management assistance memorandum of understanding. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate proceeds to the resolution. mr. durbin: i ask unanimous consent the joint resolution be read a third time and passed and motion to reconsider be laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate and any statements related to the joint resolution be placed in the record at the appropriate
-point economic plan to hispanic business owners at the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce convention in los angeles. this is just over 20 minutes. [applause] ♪ >> thank you. thank you. thank you so much hector for that warm introduction and for all your help and support and congratulations to christine as well. thank you, good to be home. i have got a son here somewhere. there he is, and a grandson too. my son and grandson, hi guys. [applause] it's an honor to be your guest and to speak to you as we begin national hispanic heritage month. i'm also pleased to represent the party of governor susanna martinez, governor brian sandoval, governor governor luis fortuno, senator marco rubio and the texas republican candidate for u.s. senate, ted cruz. [applause] these leaders are republicans for the same reasons as millions of other hispanics, they see that ours is the party of opportunity, the party that will restore america's prosperity. at our convention a few weeks ago governor martinez described in experience and some of you may find it familiar. at the beginning of her political career she
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